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Hiker Heaven: Agua Dulce, mile 454

USA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [1223] | Comments [2]

I made it to Hiker Heaven, in Agua Dulce, just a hop away from Santa Clarita, where I went to college. Its truly wonderful to be back on the trail. It took me a little over 3 days to get here from Wrightwood. I put in two 28-mile days and wandered in ... Read more >


mile 369: wrightwood

USA | Friday, 22 May 2009 | Views [680]

greeting from Wrightwood, California: Mile 369. I have officially made it another 105 miles, in 4 days. It was a beautiful stretch. The first day out of Big Bear we walked along two deep creeks, which is a first on this waterless trail. The second day ... Read more >


In Canada sooner than I thought

USA | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [401] | Comments [2]

This has been one of the hardest weeks of my life. I am actually in Canada right now, in Saskatoon. My father passed away yesterday. My brother, sister and I were able to fly up here the day before he passed away and we'll stay for his funeral this wednesday.... Read more >

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Gallery: first 265 miles

USA | Thursday, 7 May 2009 | Photo Gallery


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mile 265: Big Bear

USA | Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | Views [359] | Comments [2]

Hello everyone. I am now in Big Bear. I arrived this morning in time for lunch and checked into a hostel for 2 nights. This last stretch was a challenge. I bought microspikes and crossed a snowy ridge, descended 8,000 feet back to the desert and land ... Read more >

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First 180 Miles! (Idylwild)

USA | Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | Views [479] | Comments [1]

Greetings! I am in Idylwild, CA, taking a half-day. I walked 11 miles into town today and had a huge lunch, ice cream, and will have pizza tonight. Tomorrow morning I head up San Jacinto Mt. (9,000 ft) with a few fellow PCTers. We are at mile 180 right ... Read more >

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I'm finally doing it!

USA | Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | Views [746] | Comments [1]

Hello. Tomorrow is my last day as a non-walker; my last day eating ice cream, at least for a while. I begin the 2,660 mile trek on Saturday morning. It is still surreal to me that I'll actually be doing this. I know the first few weeks will be among ... Read more >

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the southern terminus

USA | Sunday, 15 Mar 2009 | Views [728]

Last week, my mom, sister and I visited the southern terminus of the PCT. It is located in Campo, literally 10 feet from the Mexican border fence. We followed a few dirt roads before we made it there and as we stood there at the start of the trail the ... Read more >

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Preparing for the PCT

USA | Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Views [396]

I plan on beginning my great Pacific Crest Trail Hike on April 7 and hope to finish before October 15. That's a little over 2 months from now! At the moment I am living in Yosemite and working for the forestry department, cutting hazard trees down. I ... Read more >

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Gallery: mt cook and christchurch

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 25 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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the last two weeks

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 25 May 2008 | Views [750] | Comments [3]

I am sitting in the car at my sister's volleyball tournament, waiting for the first game to begin. I thought I'd go ahead and write one last update before I finish this blog. At the moment I am sad. I recently discovered that most of my photos from ... Read more >


I'm home!

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 23 May 2008 | Views [467]

hello readers. I am now in San Diego, California, the good ole US of A. I traveled over 35 hours to get here and May 22 ended up being 43 hours Literally the longest day of my life. I traveled from Christchurch to Auckland to Fiji to LAX and then down ... Read more >


Gallery: milford and kepler

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 9 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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The Finest Walk in the World

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 9 May 2008 | Views [546] | Comments [1]

Hello again! I have just returned from Te Anau and Fjordland NP and am back in Queenstown, which has been my south island base for the last month. I finished my last tramp yesterday, which is sad. I had planned on doing a 10-day trip on Stewart Island, ... Read more >


13 days! Mt Aspiring NP

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | Views [826]

Hello everyone. I am in Queenstown again. I finished my 13-day tramp yesterday. I went about 225 km and made new friends, ran into friends from other tracks and saw some specatular scenery. I have been extremely lucky with weather. April is known for ... Read more >


Gallery: Mt Aspiring NP

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

13-day tramp
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glacier country

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [579] | Comments [1]

Hello! I am in Queenstown, a tourist extreme adventure mountain town. This is where I would have spent my winter had I decided to stay longer. It would have been fun, but I would have gotten bored quickly I think. I have spent the last week being a tourist ... Read more >


Arthur's Pass NP

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [767] | Comments [1]

I am currenlty sitting in a little internet cafe in Arthur's Pass Village and it is freezing cold. After all, it IS a pass I suppose. I came back from a 5-day tramp today. It was a blast. I was warned that this is an area for the more experienced tramper ... Read more >


Gallery: Arthur's Pass National Park

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

5-day tramp
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Gallery: nelson lakes

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

10 day tramp
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